We found out that the Jets agreed to terms with wide receiver Terrelle Pryor last week but had no details on what the contract looked like. Rich Cimini tweeted out the structure of the deal today.
Breakdown of Terrelle Pryor's contract with #Jets: One year, $4.5M. Guarantee: $2M (includes $1M signing bonus). Base: $3M ($1M fully gtd). Roster bonus of $31,250 per game on 46 (max: $500K). Cap: $4.28M— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 28, 2018
Pryor signed a one year prove it type deal with Washington in 2017. It turned into a brutal season so it certainly stood to reason that he would be looking at a cheaper deal this season. That is what he got.
This seems like a reasonable deal to me. The Jets appear to only be on the hook for $2 million if this doesn’t work out and Pryor gets cut in camp. And a total salary of $4.5 million isn’t too lucrative for a wide receiver. This is a case where you expect the worst (what he did in Washington) and hope for the best. There is upside. Two years ago Pryor was a relatively productive deep threat in Cleveland so there is a reasonable chance he could turn into a bargain at that price should he regain that form.
There isn’t much risk, and there is moderate potential reward for the Jets.